The Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) announced two Seattle Public Schools’ teachers as Educators of the Year for the elementary and middle school levels. Jennifer Lundgren of Montlake Elementary School and Jennifer Heller of Eckstein Middle School received the award based on their accomplished teaching.
The WAEA recognized Lundgren and Heller for their involvement at the local district level in curriculum development, art shows and contests and program advocacy. In a statement, the WAEA said these teachers set examples for how visual arts should be taught at the elementary and middle school levels. The award was given to these two teachers for “standing out above and beyond all their peers in local and state levels of participation, education and advocacy,” per the WAEA.
“Seattle Public Schools is lucky and honored to have two outstanding teachers selected for the Art Educator of the Year Award,” said Gail Sehlhorst, Seattle Public Schools program manager for Visual and Performing Arts. “For state agencies and associations, broad geographic representation is important, so this noteworthy.”
The teachers will be honored during an awards luncheon at the annual WAEA conference on Oct. 24, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.
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